Here we go, on the road to a new year, with its promises and its challenges. We begun the journey with a very powerful SuperFull Moon in Cancer, which has invited us to process our roots and question where we are going to. It has confronted us with family dilemmas, as well as the need to love our family and reclaim lost ties. This happens in all the extraordinary variety of human affections and their wealth of unrepeatable stories. Before starting with the sign-by-sign scenario, I would like to reflect on what this year may brings to all of us, taking into account the main aspects that are being formed in the Heaven this 2018. Using the magnificent astrological symbolism through its archetypes, to elucidate what we will create this year at a personal and collective levels. This symbolism, still alive, despite the voices of the scientific community that discards Astrology, with arrogance, completely ignoring the fact that seeing us through the astrological chart, will never die, because it explains our feelings, in a clear yet magical way, like no other science. The archetypes connect us with certain aspects of human nature, which despite the scientific discoveries of the last centuries, does not change. Venus, was Venus and is Venus forever and ever. Mars angers us now and a thousand years ago. We express it differently, but that archetype describes a part of our nature, like nothing else. The invitation to expand of Jupiter and Saturn putting limits to that expansion, have been and will be relevant in many different aspects of our lives. Jupiter took us to discover the world and now it will take us to Mars. The impulse is the same. To discover.
We started with Saturn having entered its own sign, Capricorn, for the first time since the end of the 80s, when the Berlin Wall fell, so we should reflect on what happened in our lives then, if we were alive. We can also see what happened with our parents, in those years, if we had not been born yet. The feeling that a complete cycle of our lives ends to give rise to a new chapter in our existence, will be evident. Saturn begins its journey on the road traveled by Pluto since 2008, when it entered Capricorn, coinciding with the fall of Lehman Brothers, the financial crisis, and everything that unfolded from then on, and these two will conclude their passage through the sign of the Sea Goat, coming together in the last degrees of this sign, at the beginning of 2020, although the effect of such a conjunction will be felt from the second part of 2019, when many big changes will continue to take place.
Uranus also changes sign in May after 7 years in the sign of Aries; who can forget the day that Uranus entered this sign in March 2011, and the explosion of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In its passage through the first sign of the zodiac, the sign of the warrior, Uranus, this great revolutionary, who urges us to fight against the Institutions and those who oppress us (Saturn), leaves us with the consequences of the Arab Spring, the resurgence and fall of ISIS, the resignation of Mugabe after almost 40 years in power, the situation in Catalonia, and large demonstrations around the world against outmoded systems that are crying out for renewal, as it is happening in Iran at this time. It also leaves us with a strong stink of populism, all over the world, as a response to globalization. All in the framework of that Pluto in Capricorn, which has brought to light and continues to do so, the corruption of governments, and of large corporations, and powerful families, such as the Pujol, the Lehman Brothers, who caused the The largest global financial crisis, since the Great Depression at the end of the 20s. The Madoff case and many others reminded us that those who are above, in power, also fall, also pay for their mistakes. Uranus in Taurus will renew the way we earn and spend our money. The last time Uranus was in Taurus was in 1942, this time he will visit this sign from May 15, until April 2026.
This 2018 finds Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus, in a 120º aspect, considered positive. Two large planets of our solar system in Earth signs and well aspected, augur renewal of the financial system. The “bitcoin” and all the other virtual coins, will be the stars of this year, with ups and downs that will bring many gains and losses to those who dare to speculate with them. Electronic money will have to be regulated so that we can use it more safely, since it will be inevitable that we do. Robotics or Artificial Intelligence is coming by leaps and bounds, which will bring challenges that we will also have to confront, mainly the replacement of humans in jobs. Companies like Amazon, Pay Pal, Facebook and Google, will be more regulated, and forced to take responsibility for what is published in them. The urgency of global warming, believe it or not, will be the order of the day, as we started the year with Ceres, still in its retrograde face in the sign of Leo, soon to move to Virgo, in June, which in some way forces us to reflect on it.
Chiron, the great healer, the one who gives us tools to heal our deepest wound, also changes his sign in May, after walking around Pisces from 2010-11, where he will return in the last months of the year, to re-enter Aries in March 2019. During this year, it will continue to square Saturn in the first months, but with Saturn already in Capricorn, we will have to analyze our relationship with money and the attitude that we carry from our ancestors and our culture about it . Our relationship with success and with what prevents us from achieving our goals, especially at a professional level. Pholus also enters Capricorn, this month, but will dive back into Sagittarius in June, until December when he will re-enter Capricorn. Therefore the magnifying glass is still on our institutions and those in power. It will be very difficult to escape with secrets and corruption.
January then brings us very Capricorn times, which means, taking responsibility for our actions and decisions, not only on a personal level, but also politically. We will have to take care of what we do and say, but do not worry, because if you have acted with integrity, then the rewards are great. Saturn rewards us for our sincere effort and for our perseverance like no one else. From November with Jupiter finally returning to the sign that rules, Sagittarius, we will see three planets in their own sign: Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces. Something tells us that things begin to take their rightful place. The #metoo movement, in spite, of Catherine Deneuve’s letter (I wonder what she’s on about?) will grow and help women be less afraid to denounce.
Great success in life, often come from the hand of Saturn in good aspect, so Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn, will receive their reward or at least the possibility of starting to build something solid and durable.
For those born between November 1988 and February 1991, you are living the FIRST SATURN RETURN, one of the most important moments of our existence. For many, especially those who have something of Capricorn in their birth chart, this is when life really begins. Important decisions are made, a stage of adulthood begins, taking responsibility for our actions and often, when one wishes to form a family. We can decide on our real profession, which may not coincide with what we study at the University, or at least, is when we open paths of expansion of the original project. You are the generation that was born with Pluto in Scorpio and Neptune in Capricorn, when we fought with that virus called AIDS, of which we knew very little. Neptune in Capricorn, which continued in the 90s, began to make us see that many of our institutions, until then admired and respected, were staying behind in the progress, and began to make our dreams and desires something much more attainable. It put our feet on the ground. So this generation grew up with a black cloud over their lives, with the awareness that sex can cause death. It made us confront our freedoms and our lack of control. This group of people has that idea printed in their DNA, that something dark can emerge from irresponsible, unconscious sex, which led us to become aware of these issues. They were years of much social revolution, as now, with great changes and renewal. The Soviet Union collapsed, and the Berlin wall too. It is this generation that now understands that for the new to flow, the old must succumb to progress and transformation. Just make the decision and be willing to work for it. Personal relationships also took a different direction, and became more open and less drowned by tradition.
If you were born in the years 1959 and 1961 then you are living the SECOND SATURN RETURN, at the doorsteps of the beginning of the Third Age. This is also a very important moment in life, when we begin to leave behind situations, people and affections that no longer serve us. It can be hard for many, especially if it coincides with the fact that our professional enthusiasm is diminishing and we want to do other things. And precisely this is the ideal time to start an educational journey on many levels. If you want to study something, this is the time, if you want to change places too. This is a time when we should have a serious conversation with our soul and RE-structure our life. We must be prepared for the beginning of the Third and Last Act that begins at 60, when we possibly have our most important work to do. Full of experience and knowledge we can launch ourselves to teach others or simply to enjoy it. It is when we pass to what is commonly called “the third age” that in contrast to what our ancestors experienced, today, should be the busiest period of our existence. This Return of Saturn coincides with the Return of the Progressed Moon and with the Return of Jupiter at 60, all indicating that cycles are fulfilled at various levels in our psyche and we begin a new stage of our life, full of possibilities. For most people, the children have grown and gone. Many couples have divorced and new relationships can emerge during these periods when we already have a lot of experience and wisdom.
You start the year with the teacher Saturn in the first degrees of Capricorn. For those born in the first 10 days of the sign, this is a year of important professional readjustment. If you have been working towards a goal with integrity, great rewards will come your way, it is possible that it is a very important moment of professional triumph. On the contrary, if you are working on issues that no longer interest you, then changes and frustrations will come to rectify, and align the daily reality with the requests of the soul. Saturn is like the policeman of the Cosmos, the Lord of Karma, so he brings the rewards to the work done with integrity and dedication but also the “fine”, or even prison to those who have not done so. Pholus ( Chiron’s friend) will also help you understand the ancestral charge that from the depths of the psyche handles your attitude towards professional success. The17 and 18 of April will be when something forces you to look at your daily reality and review what should change to be able to progress faster. Chiron who has been traveling through Pisces enters Aries in those days, which will bring attention to where that scar is that resists healing within the soul. It is possible that those who work self-employed benefit more from this year, but if you work for others, the relationship with the authority will suffer more than usual. With Jupiter transiting through Scorpio, almost all year round, it is possible to find investors for your projects or perhaps receive an inheritance, which can start a new working chapter. Between May and August, your ruler planet, Mars, will become retrograde and this can help you pause your activities, to re-evaluate if you are on the desired path. The entry of Chiron to Aries is very important since it has not happened for 90 years. A gift from the gods!
This is a year of great surprises for Tauro, and at the same time of great stability. Relationships will be the focus for you, as the lessons learned in recent years will help you reconsider and pay attention to who you give your heart to. Jupiter through the house that talks about our personal relationships, a more complete vision of the other will allow you to avoid entanglements with people who do not enrich your soul. With Uranus entering your sign for the first time in 80 years, new ideas and projects will be presented on your desk and in May when this happens, Mars from Aquarius will shake you in new directions, possibly outside your country, where you can take out these ideas with the help of other compatible minds. Starting in November with Jupiter entering Sagittarius, it would be possible to find financial help from others. Saturn from Capricorn, like Pluto, will protect you and will walk by your side making sure that you do not leave your right path and maintaining order around you. Chiron enters Aries for most of the year, opening a door that will help you understand, the ancestral demands to which you respond. Before we can free ourselves from it, we must see it clearly. At the end of June, Mars will make its retrograde motion from Aquarius to Capricorn for a couple of months and this can shake the ship in which you travel a little, reminding you that when the internal certainty is powerful, there is no unforeseen event that could harm you. This is a good year for those Taurus who are willing to create their own way to earn money. With powerful eclipses in February and August the unforeseen will tend you a bridge to the new.
The good news is that after almost 3 years of Saturn in Sagittarius that has marked your personal relationships with ups and downs and doubts and has led a few to the altar, finally the Lord of the Rings has gone to Capricorn and therefore to your 8th house, where you will find a wave of wisdom that will help you organize your finances and economic dependencies. The other good news is that Jupiter, the great benefactor and the one who brings the opportunities for expansion will be traveling through your 6th house of health and daily work. This brings you the opportunity to take care of your health and help you eat healthier, (although you will have to take care of the excesses, since gluttony is characteristic of this planet), the practice of yoga, long walks through nature, everything will help to strengthen the body. It will also bring possibilities for work abroad or in other words, travel for work rather than pleasure. Contact with other cultures that will enrich your work and your mind. The decision to take a “bridge” job while you find a better one, to be able to live the moment and pay your bills, is not a bad idea. With Chiron entering Aries and therefore in the area of friends, groups and / or the community, it is possible that group work at all levels, help you heal old wounds in these aspects of your lives and present you with the idea of collaboration with the community where you live. Mars will make its retrograde motion this year in the area of studies and long distance travel, between June and August, so plan your vacation and your studies well to minimize the negative effects of it. If you still feel insecure in your profession, continue with your work and remember that dedication, perseverance and patience bring us what we desire most and not just good luck.
This is a year you will not easily forget. A great trine between Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio is formed once again, the first time was in December 2017, and this time it is May 25 and August 19, this is the material of dreams. Many of them will come true. Romance is in the air, and above all with yourselves. This is an aspect that is not formed every day, much less every year. Therefore it is really a very special moment of your life. With Jupiter traveling the house of romance and creativity all year round, and Uranus in the house of friends and the community this is a year to add many new experiences in these fields, which can result in the beginning of important relationships that will bring Cancer out from its shell to where it retreats, when it feels insecure and lonely. At the same time Saturn, already in Capricorn, can culminate or strengthen existing relationships, putting the emphasis on restoring old affections. The eclipse in July Cancer, can trigger a series of events that will help you find balance between enjoying life and simple fun and the seriousness that you put into everything you do with your heart. It will not be an easy year for certain relationships, but there always comes a time when we must let go of things and people who do not bring us anything positive or simply let go of children who have already grown up and need to find their way, far from the care of their parents. With Quirón recently entered in the area of the profession this is a brilliant opportunity to repair and rediscover with his own personal work and value himself. Cancer creates constantly but rarely appreciates what it does and this is the ideal time to let go of those doubts and reaffirm yourselves in whatever it is you have to say or give to others. Jupiter in house 5, will bring to light your most precious inner diamond. You will surprise yourselves more than anyone else.
This is a year when everything you have been working on sees its fruit. Actually the work will be there in abundance but you will have to put limits and decide what is worth doing and what is not. With Uranus entering Tauro in May, and therefore in the area of your life that speaks of your profession, great surprises will come in that sector. With two series of eclipses in your sign in February and August, this is a hectic year, where you will have to learn to set limits on how much work you can manage without making your health suffer. It is possible to move your home to other lands for work, or at least move around much more often. Your daily work is what will suffer the most transformations and you will have to adapt to a new routine. The passage of Uranus through your house 10 has not happened for 80 years, 77 to be exact, so as you will understand this type of energy, you have not lived it before or will live it again, it is an unknown dimension and therefore very challenging and refreshing. New people and proposals will come your way and you will have to use your experience and intuition to choose what is best for you. Problems with employees or co-workers are possible, if you have them and if the employee is you, then it will be necessary to manage your attitude towards authority well. The pressure and limitations you will find in the area of your routine work may be challenging. There is much to learn in these situations when we must use all our humility to accept your current situation and needs. But remember, the work you do does not define you as a person. But how do you do it, yes? The wisdom and self-confidence gained in recent years, will serve as a tool for each step you take.
if you were waiting for the right moment to let you know and take your professional image seriously, this is the year! with Jupiter in your social and communication house, you can launch yourself to do the course that you want or that you feel you need to be able to express your creativity and take advantage of your projects. Saturn traveling through the 5th house of creativity, romance, children, fun, does become a bit serious and brings to consciousness the need for restructuring in these issues. If you have children, it is possible that you have to heal a relationship with them or with one of them; If you do not have them, it’s time to take your artistic expression seriously and define who you are creatively. When I speak of creativity, I do not mean only the plastic arts, but that which only emanates from you, and which differentiates you from others. This is a good time to understand that we are all unique and we bring within ourselves a diamond that we must polish little by little, until it shines in all its splendor. Love will also be coulored by that seriousness that overwhelms you and many relationships will consider having children or walking the aisle to the altar. You can choose to concentrate on your work and put aside love and fun for another time. Nothing wrong with that. Use the influence of Jupiter in your house 3 to let you know, start a blog, learn other languages, etc. Participating in a project to improve the neighborhood would not be out of context either. Commitment, responsibility, and above all, develop confidence in what you have been working on, because the reward could be around the corner.
Your sign has been forced to change, to evolve, since 2008, with intense years like 2011-12. This year with Jupiter walking around your house 2, this may be the time that your efforts are finally paid off. A promotion at work, an offer to work abroad, a simple salary increase, all this is possible at the hands of the Great Benefactor. It is also possible to spend more if we begin to feel more confident about ourselves and our possibilities. In any case, the benefit, well deserved, will become evident. So much so that maybe you go to buy a home or finally stop living with mom. With Saturn starting its trajectory of almost 2 years or more, in your house 4, the zone of readjusting and taking responsibility is undoubtedly the home. Caring for a father or mother, a grandmother or grandfather, may fall into your lap and you may find yourself with more responsibilities than you think you can handle. Even so, great lessons and rewards can follow as a result. Building a home is also possible. With Uranus entering your house 8, after 7 years in the house of relationships that has caused you so much ups and downs, something changes the tone of your relationships suddenly you are more open to different ways of forming “liaisons” and the unforeseen manifest in the house of sexuality, and the money of others. Freeing yourself from financial dependencies will be a must. The eclipses of February and July can bring unexpected opportunities to make money, but also bring to your path, relationships with characters quite different from what you were used to.
Every time Jupiter arrives at your sign, it is undoubtedly a moment of advance. A giant opportunity to expand your horizons and launch into adventure and the unknown with much more optimism and sanity. If you feel that your life has lost brightness, this is the year when you recover it. Jupiter has not visited your sign since 2006, so think what happened then. All that you have put dedication and time will be rewarded. Saturn finally leaves your house 2 after 3 years and goes to house 3 of the brothers and sisters, of the neighbors, the way you communicate with your surroundings. The creation of a Blog where you can say what you want with a hidden identity, is a possibility, but of coursetaking responsibility in the relationship with your siblings is also the theme of this Saturn passage. Sign up for a course of something that you have always wanted to do and did not dare to. Two eclipses in February and July in the area of the profession, can bring unforeseen opportunities in your career, that allow you to solidify your professional project. Uranus, the planet of the unexpected begins a trajectory of almost 7 years in your house of relationships, therefore, your choice of partner or perhaps couples, may seem more unusual than ever. People that will teach you to exist within a way of relating that did not seem possible before. If you are in a relationship, something is asking for space, or at least a little salt and pepper for a renewal. If you are alone, this is not the time to think about marriage, but yes, the possibility of finding eccentric and exciting people will be there. May, with the retrograde of Mars, can be a little tense, get ready for it and leave more free time to run or have long walks in Nature. Chiron can offer many healing alternatives to your life, other than the doctor and medicines. Give yourself to more alternative ways to help your body find the most natural way to recover. Massages, chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, are all techniques that Chiron facilitates for us to get in touch with our health from a more holistic perspective.
Being a Fire sign as you are, you are accustomed to finding solutions and challenges for yourself. But with Jupiter your ruler, in the 12th house, a cycle of your life ends, whether you want it or not. This is not the time to direct your destiny, but to surrender to it. Suddenly, life goes more slowly and something asks us for another type of action. The voices of the ancestors become more strident and we have no choice but to listen. Family patterns become evident and we must observe ourselves with stillness and time. The practice of meditation, yoga, possibly swimming and prayer is advisable. Saturn starting a period of 3 years in your house 2, asks you to revise your relationship with money and material things. Do you earn enough? Do you want more? What does it require or what is necessary for it to happen? Would it compensate your efforts? All of these are the questions that come from Saturn’s hand. The situation in the home seems more confusing than ever and you must make decisions that you are still not very confident about. After 3 years of Saturn in your sign, which left you with much wisdom, patience and a dose of reality without equal, you must now recover the emphasis on finances and stability but in a more concentrated and efficient way. Always with the optimism and humor, that is characteristic of you and that faith in the whispers of your intuition, which you already know leads you to places of greatness. From November, when Jupiter finally enters your sign, nothing can stop you. Your ruler in your own sign is material of success and advance, but this time particularly special, for having passed these 3 years of Saturn in your sign, something that did not happen in 2007, when Jupiter visited Sagittarius for the last time. This has given you a connection to reality and to what is important in life, like nothing else. Chiron entering Aries will bring many healing opportunities in romantic relationships and also with children. Uranus that has brought so much creativity and instability to your life in the last 7 years, finally moves to the area of daily work and health. Technology must be included in your daily routine and those who already use it will have the opportunity to get even more out of it.
The arrival of Saturn to any other sign, could mean years of great deprivation and great responsibilities, but when returns to its own sign, the message is curiously different. Something returns home, something goes back to where it should be, after having been on a trip, a journey of almost 30 years around the world. Capricorn is used to fighting for what he wants, to progress slowly and wait his turn. The last time Saturn visited his own sign was in 1988-1991. At that time the Berlin Wall fell, with the birth of a new Russia and a new Europe. We will see what is brought this time, which is sure to be something equally important. This period of 3 years of Saturn in Capricorn, can bring a new proposal of life. It will force you to connect with your truth and your own values so that you can make an account adjustment in your life. If you have been away from reality, what it would be in you, this can be a period of true confrontation with your limitations and the consequence of your past actions. If you have been well on your way this is the moment when you will become that for which you have fought to be. Some power struggles with the system still await you, but this is something you are used to since Pluto has been traveling your sign since 2008, and has brought enough of it. The communications become less clear and defined, therefore you must work on it. The situation at home will be benefited by the entry of Chiron into the 4th house, home, country, mother or father. Something brings to light the emotional wounds and asks you to take responsibility for them. The resources to start the healing will be there. Jupiter walks through your house 11, of your relationship with the community, with groups and it is possible to find yourself surrounded by new people, possibly from other cultures that force you to change habits and ideas. The support of the community will be there so that you can share your dreams and ideals.
With Jupiter traveling through your house of profession until November, this may be the year where your effort is finally rewarded and opportunities that you had not dreamed of can knock at your door. One of them will be professional success. You must be attentive to the calls of madame Luck, for it will be on your side. With it can come great responsibilities or obligations that you must carry out yourselves. Saturn traveling through your house 12, can mean long hours in retirement, by yourself to perform the task, or also the awareness that our limitations come from our ancestral connection. The voices of our ancestors mark our path and these are the moments when it becomes more apparent. With two eclipses in your sign, great movements force you to begin a cycle that will change your lives. The instability comes home from the hand of Uranus, you can expect the unexpected, not only with the house, but on the flat, but also in the relationship with Mother. Time to leave the family home. The eclipse of July in your home of health can give you the message you need to recover healthier lifestyle habits that allow you to stay healthy. The finances seem to work by themselves, but you must incorporate some system that allows you to have control over them. With Chiron entering for a few years in your house 3, relationships with brothers and sisters have a wonderful opportunity to heal and if you work as therapists or in healing arts, you can benefit from an increase in clientele from your closest environment. The month of May, will bring tensions and encounters that you must handle with much wisdom and adulthood. Mars will enter your sign forming a square to your ruler Uranus, and will also make your retrograde in your sign. These are challenging aspects that will test your ability to control your emotional nature.
With Jupiter and Uranus in the houses of knowledge, the need to continue learning and incorporating new ideas will be powerful. With Uranus starting a cycle of 7 years in your home 3 of communication, technology is still powerful in your life, but above all, it can mean the ideal time to create a blog or new ways to communicate that will surprise not only yourselves but also tthose closest to you. Jupiter tells you about another kind of wisdom that does not necessarily have academic connotations. The intuition will be stronger than ever and suddenly you will realize tha intuition is ahead of the academic, if perhaps the latter is there to reinforce the natural creative intelligence of Pisces. After 3 years of great responsibilities, it is time to free yourself and finally open the doors to new ideas and ways of functioning that will enrich your lives in unexpected ways. This is a year of harvest for the efforts and work done in the last 3 years. If you play your cards intelligently, when Jupiter, who is one of your fulers, finally enters Sagittarius in November, and therefore in the sector of your profession, great advances and promotions may manifest themselves and perhaps the idea of professional recognition, is not so far. Saturn in your house 11 for the next 3 years, will bring you the need to set limits, what is not easy for you, in friendships and with the community. If you work in a group, this can be a year full of challenges until you understand that being a friend or colleague does not mean sacrificing your freedoms. The possibility of finding your own tribe is also part of that transit of Saturn. Group work will be the process where you will gain more wisdom and meaning in your life. Many friends will leave and another new will come. Renewal. Neptune continues in your sign, aligning all Piscean with your own connection to the Universe, something you do naturally.